All members of the university community need access to what are called "office productivity suites": word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software tools. Lehigh makes use of two: Microsoft Office / Office 365, and Google Workspace.
By partnering with Google, Lehigh has access to a managed version of their full suite of online productivity applications. Formerly known as 'Google Apps', and 'G Suite' the suite is now called 'Google Workspace' includes numerous tools including: Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Presentations, and more, and is integrated with our email and calendaring system.
These tools comprise some of the University's primary communication, collaboration and file storage tools, and are available on any computing device capable of running a current main-line web browser.
Microsoft Office 365
Lehigh Office 365 is a subscription-based online suite which offers access to various services and software built around the Microsoft Office platform (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Visit the Lehigh Office 365 Guide for an overview of subscription components (including Lehigh OneDrive) and information on how to create a Lehigh Office 365 account. The stand-alone, installed version of Office is currently available for faculty and staff on Lehigh-owned computers.
Before using Office 365 or Google Workspace, please read Lehigh's Cloud Computing Policy. Lehigh's most sensitive data (Class 1 and 2) should NOT be stored on Google Workspace or in Office 365/OneDrive. For more information, see the 'Computer File Storage' information in the Knowledge Base or contact the LTS Help Desk.